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for everybody under, and you pick the number. >> i would just beg, you know, it's like you want to beg these guys in d.c. to do something. to help this country just get to where it was. get people to work. they can do it. they really can. >> i went to a doctor this morning, and apple didn't come up and i was thinking, hey, could be closer to -- >> it did not come up. this is the first thought that didn't come up, tempted to go to the dentist just to get a dentist check. get an opinion on how many people are worried about apple. >> grover has said point blank that you're finished if you vote for a tax increase. and grover so far has been much more powerful than boehner. like the shadow governor of the republican party. everyone knows that conference call that grover runs keeps everybody in line. >> when do you think we're going to get to 6.5? >> i think it will take three years. >> really? i think it will take awhile. i see unemployment coming down to the low 70s, sometime next year. or sometime after next year, 2015 or so. >> good monday morning, we're live here at post nine at the new
lauz but born with an . >> you know, i beg to differ, mr. president. to me, i understand the use of its is a weapon but to me the real problem isn't the debt ceiling. it's the debt. the debt is the problem. you know, to have an unlimited amount of money to call upon is too much power power for one person. it's always in our country been about checks and balances but i think this administration just wants more checks and no balancing of the checkbook. that isn't the kind of check and balance that i think the people that wrote the constitution had in mind. now, let's look at it a different way, when we think of, you know, some good entertainment, there's, you know, bob hope, the road to morocco, the road to singapore. i don't think that we want to have a movie someday called the road to the weimar republic because bob hope was in the old movies. there's no hope in that new movie and i think this issue really has to be discussed. now i understand there's issues about compromise and everybody has heard that the president and the democrats won the white house. i understand that but the debt
linda was begging homebuilders to hire sfrunlts the job corps program. >> there was nothing going on. >> now they're in high demand and they know it. >> there's a resurgence in construction, so i know this is the place to be. >> housing starts climb to an annualized rate after falling to a low of just around half a million in 2009 when the industry and the trade were decimated. >> over 2 million workers left the construction industry, and most of those are not coming back, so we have a great need to have skilled workers. >> with instructors from the nonprofit home building institute these students learn plumbing, weatherization, painting, all the construction skills you would see on a residential or commercial site. so the big question is why did all those workers who left not come back? well, remember, this housing recession has been going on for almost five years now and a lot of them have retrained into other careers. another point to make that is very important, if we go over the fiscal cliff, not only will the housing recovery come to a grinding halt, but programs like this one,
in the first paycheck -- i beg your pardon, tax increases in the first paycheck presumably for people earning $250,000 or more. and that's just the start, isn't it, andy? >> i think actually a good deal for the market is a grand bargain of sorts. i don't think it will be $4 trillion. but $2.5 trillion would be the best outcome for markets. that is less fiscal tightening, which would help the markets in the near term. but i also think that if you think about entitlement savings down the road and having people stay in the work force longer, because it won't be as jen rours a benefits package, i think that's pro-gdp. people will be working longer. that's not sucking something out of the economy. >> chuck, forgive me, but i'm quite concerned that maybe the market has lost sight of what the underlying state of the economy may be here. goldman sachs, as a result of its financial services conference, they say clarity around the fiscal cliff may help with the margin. but there's no pentup demand that would aid growth next year. chuck, is goldman sachs right? are those attendees of that banking confer
, folks at "the new york times," be a little more hypocritical of mr. buffett, please. i beg you. i'm done with my nasty stuff today. >> warren buffett is almost sacred. >> not to me, simon. >> there are no sacred cows. you know that. >> not to me. he's an investor like anybody else. >> keep those tweets coming. ben bernanke celebrating his 59th birthday today. we want to know, what do you think bernanke will be wishing for when he blows out his birthday candles which, of course, is what you do if you're on the board of the fomc? tweet us, @squawkstreet. we'll read some of your answers next. sors. can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make t
on the street." here's what's happening so far. >> i'm begging members of congress and the executive to please get something done here that reassures consumers, reassures business operators, most important of all to create the jobs in america. >> there are going to be some revenues involved but there need to be multiples of that in entitlement cuts. so i've taken enough flack on both the right and the left of this equation to know that i'm in the right place. >> every company on retail is saying, look at us. behind the scenes, guys, tell me. how is it going? they all say, what, are you kidding me? we got two weeks here. we don't know. i mean, they got a gift cliff. right? the buy cliff. >> right. >> there are other cliffs out there. >> we're back at the opening bell here. >> the real question now is does it affect the consumers? we have not seen consumers go backwards although you saw some confidence numbers come down. i think if we get this solved soon the consumers who have been pretty steady will continue to be there. >> if there is a sense of movement or excessive sense of fear, you can se
. i am begging somebody in washington, step up. be accountable. take responsibility. solve the root cause of these issues. get smart about your weight. >>> the graphic says it, market flash. welcome back to the program. let's look at best buy. the stock's not moving higher, but there are positive comments out there. rare positive comments from an analyst about the store upgrades. bby has been remodeling a number of stores. david chick says they are a real improvement from the old stores. he visited a bunch post, pre, and post remodel. he thinks these are pretty good. he believes they can help with the magnolia sales. their higher end store within a store. making positive comments about these remodels. still, not really helping the stock today. bby shares are down 33% just this quarter. seems like a buyout may be the only big-time hope for bby in the near term. >> brian, thank you for that. currency wars are back. japan's new prime minister is warning the bank of japan had must match efforts by both the u.s. fed and ecb to weaken their own respective currencies. a cnbc contributor an
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